Original GREAT WHITE Bassist, LORNE BLACK Dies

Posted by Rebecca Tremblay


Original Great White bassist Lorne Black has died. He appeared on the band’s 1984 self-titled debut, 1986’s “Shot In The Dark” and 1987’s “Once Bitten…”.

Original Great White singer Jack Russell, who is currently touring with a version of the band calling itself JACK Russel’s Great White, has posted the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the passing of Lorne Black yesterday Friday, September 27! Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans.

“Lorne was a huge part of the first incarnation of Great White! May he rest in peace.”

Added Great White guitarist Mark Kendall: “I saw Lorne’s cousin Robert a few months ago and we were in touch. Robert told me Lorne wasn’t too good then.

“I lost Robert’s number when I changed phones, which bums me out. He used to work for us.

“I loved Lorne and I am truly sad to get this news. I know he has battle demons for along time and I am so sad to hear of his passing.

“RIP, my friend…”